Thursday, November 22, 2007

Proverbials: Part Three

"The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
But victory belongs to the Lord."
Proverbs 21:31

This is one of the most motivating proverbs in my opinion, but it also gives so much rest. As with most, there are two parts to this proverb. The first speaks of our responsibility. We must be diligent and active, in whatever we are doing, to be prepared and ready! We must do our part; and we must do it with excellence! On the other hand, lest we become dependent upon ourselves, the proverb points out that victory belongs to the Lord alone. In this lies the rest! For the outcome is not up to us. If we are prepared and ready for whatever situation, then we can rest and trust that the Lord will faithfully carry out His plans. And we must realize, He can do FAR more than we could ever ask or imagine, Eph 3:20!

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